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Contents

1949–1950 1950–1954 1954–1957 1957–1962 1962–1996 1996–2003
1949–1950 1950–1954 1954–1957 1957–1962 1962–1996 1996–2003
2003–2009 2009–2011 2011–2013 2013 2013–present 2021–present (network promos only)
2003–2009 2009–2011 2011–2013 2013 2013–present 2021–present (network promos only)

1949–1950

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KGO-TV first signed on the air on May 5, 1949, as the San Francisco Bay Area's second-oldest television station, signing on five months after KPIX (channel 5). It was the fourth of ABC's five original owned-and-operated stations to sign-on, after WABC-TV in New York City, WLS-TV in Chicago and WXYZ-TV in Detroit, and before KABC-TV in Los Angeles. In addition, it is the only ABC station to keep its original call letters, which were inherited from KGO radio (810 AM).

Until 1995, KGO-TV was the only network-owned television station in the Bay Area, even throughout the time when ABC underwent ownership changes: Capital Cities Communications bought out ABC and merged with the network in 1985, the combined company Capital Cities/ABC was then sold to The Walt Disney Company in 1996.

1950–1954

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1954–1957

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1957–1962

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1962–present

1962–1996

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Designer:  G. Dean Smith
Typography:  Unknown
Launched:  August 27, 1962

In 1962, ABC commissioned designer G. Dean Smith to create a proprietary logo for its owned-and-operated stations, known as the "Circle 7". This logo has since expanded into use by many ABC stations not owned by the network. KGO-TV was the first station to use this logo. It predates Paul Rand's ABC logo by 4 months.

1996–2003

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Logo shared with sister stations WLS-TV and WABC-TV.

2003–present

This logo's design is shared with sister station KABC-TV in Los Angeles.

2003–2009

KGO-TV ABC 7 (2006).svg

2009–2011

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2011–2013

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Note its different rendition of the 2007 ABC logo in it. The Eurostile Bold Extended "KGO-TV" was derived from the 2003 logo above.

2013

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Used for a brief time in 2013 (on news opens among others), before being overshadowed with the next one below.

2013–present

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2021–present

KGO-TV (2021).svg

This logo is only used during network promos.

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